Mike Cole

Mike Cole was born and educated in South Africa and graduated from the University of Natal with a degree in economics and accounting. He started his career with a solid grounding in external and internal auditing and then moved to financial management across a number of manufacturing operations in Durban and Cape Town, until his move to Mauritius with his Mauritian partner in 2000. There he was Finance Director of a large food distribution organisation until 2006, when he moved to the UK to join his children, and was Finance Director of NatCen Social Research for five years.